Foreign Debt (USD) rose 3.23% to USD 124,364 bil in Colombia in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Colombia | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 120,471 USD bil in 2016 in Colombia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.13 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Colombia reached an all time high of 124,364 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 2,337 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Colombia's main peers, foreign debt in Brazil amounted to 543,257 USD bil, 70,636 USD bil in Peru and 113,024 USD bil in Venezuela in 2016.

Colombia has been ranked 11th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Foreign (or external) debt is that part of the total debt in a country that is owed to creditors outside the country.

Foreign Debt (USD) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bolivia USD bil 6,187 6,622 8,147 8,889 9,900
Brazil USD bil 404,046 440,515 483,765 556,920 543,397
Chile USD bil 96.2 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Colombia USD bil 76,128 79,316 92,064 103,708 113,177
Guyana USD bil 2,007 1,974 2,302 2,342 1,639
Peru USD bil 45,012 61,627 63,546 67,906 67,185
Trinidad and Tobago USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Venezuela USD bil 118,172 130,630 132,346 135,748 124,386